Safe Environment training is offered each year for every child in the Diocese of Crookston. This training is offered in a classroom environment.
Teaching children about boundaries and safe touches is not sex education. There are many safety issues we teach children: bike safety, water safety, fire prevention, driver’s training, etc. Personal safety programs should have age appropriate lessons that give children the skills they need to protect themselves without frightening them. Keeping children unaware of the dangers around them does not keep them safe. Predators count on children not knowing what to do.
The Diocese of Crookston uses “The Circle of Grace“ children’s training program for grades K-12. This program is a faith-based, age appropriate Safe Environment training program. For more information about the program go to: http://www.archomaha.org/safe-environment/circle-grace/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Child and Youth Protection